SWISS now present on all five continents

6 March 2003

SWISS is expanding its offer by means of attractive codeshare agreements. A few days ago, agreements were signed with Japan Airlines for the Zurich – Tokyo route and with Qantas for the Zurich – Sydney route. Both will enter into force with the introduction of the Summer timetable The codeshare with Qantas of Australia means that SWISS can now offer flights to all five continents.

This latest agreement was signed by SWISS Chairman Pieter Bouw and Isao Kaneko, President and CEO of Japan Airlines. The wide-ranging partnership between the two airlines includes a codeshare agreement for the Zurich – Tokyo route, which comes into force on April 1. It is also planned to link the frequent flyer programmes of the two airlines in the near future and to expand the agreement to cover additional flights in Europe and Asia from Zurich and Tokyo respectively.
New Destination
A codeshare agreement has also been reached, covering daily flights on the Zurich – Sydney route, via Frankfurt and Singapore which will likewise come into force with the Summer timetable. SWISS and Qantas have also aligned their frequent flyer programmes. This enables their members to collect frequent flyer miles over a major part of the networks of both airlines.

Back in December last year a far-reaching codeshare agreement was reached with Finnair, following a similar agreement with Iberia in November. This all means that SWISS now has codeshare agreements with six of the Oneworld alliance partners (including American Airlines, British Airways and Aer Lingus).